The duplicitous Agent of SHIELD on life as the bad guy
What do you think Ward has to do to pay for his Hydra sins? It’s a good question. He’s done questionable things. We’re joking that Ward has to go to an African village and work with kids for 20 years straight. Where is Ward’s allegiance when the season starts? The question of allegiance to Hydra was more about John Garrett ( Bill Paxton). Ward’s done some good things and some bad things, so the stuff of season two will be figuring out who Ward is. Which version of Ward do you prefer playing, Agent Ward or Hydra Ward? I think it’s more fun and interesting to play him the Hydra way. There’s a depth and unpredictability to the badness. Is he bad? Does he enjoy being bad? Or is there still a good guy in there? Ward does seem genuinely conflicted over Chloe by season’s end. Are there real feelings rattling around inside him? It was the longest Ward was ever undercover and feelings happen. I’m sure even the hardest stone has a crack in it somewhere. As we’ve seen with May, she seems impenetrable and yet still human. I think despite Ward’s best efforts, and despite Agent Garrett’s advice, there’s feelings and affection there... Are you scared they’re going to kill you off this season? Absolutely, but I’m definitely in season two. It seems the fans are really enjoying the turn. I hope they want to see it explored as much as I do, as I’d like to consider myself an antihero and not a villain. Tara Bennett Agents Of SHIELD season two airs on Channel 4 from October in the UK and is currently on ABC in the US.